Tag: "Preaching"

Self Hate vs Self Love

The Greater Good Series To interpret the scripture, ‘love your neighbour as you love yourself’ by saying that you must love yourself before you can love another is to sabotage truth. Jesus isn’t saying this. He’s telling us to take our current self obsession with either self hate or self

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When Friends Fail

Recorded at Your Best Life Conference on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. There’s three kinds of friends in your world- the ones you see from high school every year, the ones who you don’t socialise with but are always looking out for you, and the friends you burn the midnight oil

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Love Your Man

Recorded at Your Best Life Conference on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. The Bible states that it’s not good for man to be alone. Often in a long marriage when the wife passes away, the husband passes away soon afterwards. Yet if the man passes away, the wife can live for

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Faith is a Noun

Preached at Calvary Christian Church in Australia, Dave tries to convince the congregation that faith isn’t a doing word, it’s a being word. It’s not a verb, it’s a noun. It’s something you have, hold and handle. Understanding this will wipe the slate clean on all your striving and reboot

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The Rainbow: Mephibosheth

Favour Ain’t Fair.  This is part 2 of the Rainbow series. When Abraham was asked to cut 3 animals in half and place the halves opposite each other, he was setting up a mysterious covenant where the halves on the left would represent himself and the halves on the right

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Mountain Men

A man without a mountain is only half a man. Every man was born for near misses, desperate challenges and traversing trouble. And when he does it for the protection and provision of others that man becomes a brother, a husband, a father. The bible tells us, ‘How beautiful  on

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The God of Reduction

This leadership message, shared at Lead Summit in England by Dave Gilpin, looks at the ‘peril’ of everything that moves- it has to lose something to gain something. For Abraham he ‘lost’ his son, for Gideon he lost almost all his men, for Joseph he lost his reputation. You may

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The Voice

Calling your future. Chaos marked the beginning of creation. Chaos always exists between what was and what is to come. To usher in what was to come, God spoke. He didn’t just think. He didn’t remain silent. The Word of God contains the power of God, yet the spoken word

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Silverdale Road: Time and chance happen to everyone

More British sporting stars have been created on this one street than any other street in England. Why? Because those who lived there were custodians of an unusual set of circumstances and opportunities. People think that talent is king, yet Silverdale Road tells us a different story. And this story

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The Third Culture

Our churches are filled with Third Culture People – people who grew up in a different culture to the one which their parents grew up in. Third Culture Kids (3CKs) share a sense of not quite belonging to any place – when asked ‘Where do you come from?’, their answer is always: ‘Then we moved to…then we moved to…’. This is about their journey, their fight, their future. This is about every church in every city all over the world.